Remind me…why are promoters scheduling 5 round main events?

On his You’re Welcome podcast, Chael Sonnen questions the logic of 5 round mixed martial arts fights. If the Super Bowl is the same length of regular season game, why are the main event and title fights in MMA fights longer? The chance of injury increases and longer fights change the training required to compete making it harder to book last minute fights.


  1. Fights for the belt should be five rounds. But I agree main events not for the belt should not be. Just think about it.

  2. They don't play four quarters in middle school basketball

    They don't even play four quarters in COLLEGE BASKETBALL

    And in hockey they only play for a full hour once they get close to the professional level

    But go ahead, Chael, keep making whack comparisons to other sports you don't know about

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